Friday, December 21, 2007

Doubting Thomas, Apostle of Jesus Christ

Today is the feast day of Saint Thomas the Apostle, often referred to as "doubting Thomas." I say, “hooray for Doubting Thomas!” We do not have to take someone else’s word for it that Jesus is alive. We can know, as Thomas knew, that God does not have grandchildren. God has children. We can’t go to heaven on someone else’s coattails. We must experience the Risen Christ for ourselves. This is why the church exacts of us Baptismal Vows. The questions that demand responses are very direct – “Do you believe . . .” – not “do you believe that someone else believes?” If you come to faith on your own, no one can pull the rug out from under you. Like Thomas, you will be able to say of Jesus: “My Lord and my God!”

In peace,

The Rev. Linda McCloud
The Episcopal Church of Our Savior at Honey Creek

P.S. Happy Birthday to my nephew James
and my great-nephew Ethan

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